Captain Ollie Coward is the Jail Administrator for Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing. He obtained Basic Peace Officer Certification from The University of Houston Downtown Criminal Justice Center, and graduated at the top of his class.
Captain Coward joined the MCSO as a patrol deputy in District Two, and was promoted to Sergeant in The Woodlands. He later promoted to Lieutenant and District Commander over District Two, The Woodlands, and the Town Center. He also served as Special Services Lieutenant overseeing Recruiting, Crime Prevention, Crime Stoppers, and Community Policing programs. Additionally he supervised the COPPS unit that created the Citizens’ Academy and drafted Montgomery County’s current Alarm Ordinance.
Captain Coward holds several licenses and certifications including Master Peace Officer, Intermediate Jailer, Basic Instructor, Citizens’ Academy Coordinator, and Crime Prevention Inspector.